Thursday, June 30, 2005
The beginnings of a collection...
A white llama with saddle and ear tassels, a giraffe and a crocodile (because you have to have a villian)
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Finally... this isn't the only new post- scroll down for some great news and pictures!
No, I was not on vacation or in the hospital...
First the good news- One of my (many) older sisters is pregnant! It's her first... she's due right before Christmas... and I'll be making her a blanket. I was kinda dumb and showed her the blankets in my grab bag of baby stuff- basically little in between projects that will be distributed between sisters (I've got 4) and friends during the next decade. But anyway- I showed her the stash... which means I have to make her a brand new one. So although I hate the idea of a white baby blanket, I can't make a yellow one, because the niece's blanket is yellow. No repeating for at least 5 years. (that's my self imposed rule that I will break when I feel like it). But the sis has given me free rein on what exactly I should knit... but since she admired a cabled bunting outfit, and said she wanted "frilly" if it's a girl, I'm thinking a cable and (subtle) lace pattern- with optional "frilly" edging if it's a girl.
ok- on a side note- I love my sister. But I shudder every time I think "frilly" (shudders)
Anyway- I still love my job, and the people I work with, there's lots of knitting happening (see projects below) and I've been out and about doing some fun things lately.
I went to a belly dancing competition a little over a week ago... it was sooo much fun; 10 women dancing for a 1 month contract and $500, and about 4 of them were really good- but one was clearly a stripper thinking she could make a little extra cash. Riiight. Anyway, the one who won the competition was good, but the woman I was really rooting for didn't even make it to the final round- but she rocked! oh well.
Otherwise, Chris was in town last weekend, and his family bought a puppy... one of their dogs passed away a few months ago, and their current dog is a little lonely. The puppy is a husky, with beautiful blue and white eyes. Apparently this breed molts, rather than sheds, so I'm not too allergic, just some bumps on the skin. But her coat makes me wish I weren't allergic- because I'd totally spin it otherwise. (let's keep that between you an d me and not freak out the boyfriend parents, hmm?)
Anyway- I'll be heading out to New Mexico next week... Albuquerque to be exact- anyone out in that neck of the woods that wants a coffee break?
This is the beautiful, soft, lovely yarn I won... isn't it a great color? Purple-grape. and so silky. I love it so much, that I might just knit something out of it and then rip it so I can knit again. (thank god I'm broke, otherwise I actually might go to LYS's and buy, buy, buy!)
Meet Candy. She's folded in half because she's shy... and the 1 1/2 sleeves that are also completed are so shy that they declined to be photographed.... this is my train project, this puppy works up fast and I feel like I'm actually being productive on the train. I started this project 2? weeks ago because another intern I work with is working on hers. I admit it. I had project envy ;)
Ok- so this picture is already a half week old- over last weekend, I finished the few rows that were needed, sewed in ends, blocked the darn thing and am half way through a sleeve. I might not make this one a jacket, instead I'm thinking about making it a v neck sweater, with the center cable splitting and making the V- just a thought
anyway- the job still rocks, there's been lots of knitting and other fun stuff.
Since the last time I blogged, I've gone to a Chicago belly dancing competition- "the Golden Navel" heh- 10 women competed for a 1 month contract and $500, 4 of the women were really good... and the person who won was not the one I was rooting for- oh well.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Also, on the train this guy passed me on his way out, he looks over and says "you do that good" - I was knitting, and a little surprised, since everyone else ignores me completely.
Anyway- I've suspended work on the red duffle coat, instead I've been working on the new baby blanket (it's not for any particular child). But yesterday I got bored with that. So I'm starting a Knitty project. It's "Candy" in navy blue and turquoise. Beautiful.
Finally- my BF is going to be home next weekend for a visit- I miss him tons, and can't wait to see him!
Monday, June 06, 2005
It's really done!
I almost didn't bother to try out for the journals- but I'm glad I did, even if that means I lose any semblance of a social life next year. At least I tried, and if I don't get it- it's not cause I'm lazy, it's just cause I'm brain dead ;)
O Happy Days, I have time to knit again!
(in other related knitting news... a girl I work with volunteered during lunch that she knits- I was keeping it on the down low for my images sake- it is a cutthroat law office [no, it's not] an my supervisor expressed how much she wants to learn! this could be very, very good, or very bad.)
Thursday, June 02, 2005
My computer connection ate my post
To make a short story- I love my job. The work is interesting, the other interns are friendly, and the lawyers are fun. I hit the summer internship jackpot!
In other news- I won a competition! It's over at http://chappysmom.typepad.com/bookworm/
- if you want to read my entry, you'll have to click on May 30th's comments... I think it's kinda funny- but you know my sense of humor... it's a little skewed sometimes. And although the Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran gets great reviews, I look awful in beige. So I picked the purple wool/silk/microfiber sportweight yarn. I was tempted by the Reynolds Lopi- but my mom would KILL me if I ruined her brand new washer. :) so felting this summer is either out- or I'll have to pull out the quarters and head for a laundrymat.
Have a great weekend everyone- I'll be working on the competition Journal note. :)
and I might go to a Belly dancing competition on Tuesday (how much fun does that sound?)
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